News & Resources

New SHQ STI & Counselling Brochures available! SHQ have released brand new STI and SHQ counselling service brochures. They are both available to download for free or can be ordered for professionally printed copies.

The Line resources. Do you work with young people? The Line are looking for individuals to provide feedback on upcoming resources designed to help young people learn about important issues related to sex, relationships, gender, inequality and violence against women. Can you help out? 

Removing Barriers - New online learning resources. ASHM have a new website 'Removing Barriers'. The website provides online learning resources for nurses, clinical managers, and anyone in healthcare to tackle stigma and discrimination within their professional practice.
Healthy WA - Patient Opinion Website. Patient opinion is a new resource designed for Western Australians. It allows individuals to share their 'stories' of WA health services, good or bad. These stories are then used as a feedback tool for staff.

Viral Hepatitis Mapping Project. The latest report (2017) is now available for this project. The project is a joint initiative of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis Epidemiology, The Doherty Institute, and ASHM. The project aims to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of chronic hepatitis B and chronic hepatitis C in Australia, assessing geographic variation in prevalence, management, and treatment. 

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Policy Survey. The Department of Health’s new state policy on Women’s Health and Wellbeing is being developed. There is still time to have your say and contribute to the policy complete this online survey by June 28.

The Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Program. Further information has been published about the new partnership between ASHM, the International Network on Hepatitis and Substance Users, and the Kirby Institute at UNSW. This new program aims to develop and deliver HCV education globally. 

World Hepatitis Day 2019 Campaign. Hepatitis WA are in the process of developing a new campaign which aims to introduce the baby boomers (as well as the general public) to Interferon-Free treatments for Hepatitis C. More exciting information about the campaign to come! July 28.

New Educational HIV and Hepatitis C Videos The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (SHBBVP) have  collaborated with HepatitisWA to produce and release two educational videos primarily targeting Aboriginal people, that are aimed at educating and informing people recently diagnosed with, or at risk of HIV or hepatitis C.  The SHBBVP has  released a poster promoting each video available for free from Department of Health WA Quickmail website: (search under ‘Sexual Health Program’).


SHINE Update DayThis day organised by SHINE will provide clinical updates and review perspectives on fertility, pelvic pain and STIs. Topics presented include chemsex, gender diversity and prescribing to trans people. Adelaide, June 14.

Public Health Prevention Conference 2019. The conference theme is ‘Smashing the Silos’ and it will address the economics of prevention; and ask what is working, what needs to be strengthened and what are the biggest gaps in prevention systems. June 12-14, Melbourne.

Australian Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference. This conference aims to build momentum towards elimination of viral hepatitis in Australasia. The conference will focus on increasing diagnosis/testing, improving models of care, treatment, paradigms, and reinfection strategies; as well as evaluate the status of the Australasian section in working towards the 2030 WHO elimination goals. August 5-6, Sydney.

2019 Australasian HIV and Sexual Health Conferences. After nearly 10 years, Perth will again host these conferences. The Sexual Health Conference will be held from September 16-18 and the HIV Conference will be held from the September 17-19. Be sure to save the date now! Registrations are open. 

International Evaluation Conference. With the future-focused theme of 'Evaluation un-boxed', the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) encourage stories about opening up evaluation to end users, and drawing on the knowledge of communities and other disciplines to expand evaluation and ensure its ongoing relevance. Sydney, September 16-18.

The 10th Asia Pacific Conference Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights. This biennial conference will focus on '2030 SDG vision and 2020 realities'. Submit your abstracts now to be involved in this global conference - abstract applications close October, 31.  This conference will be held in Cambodia. May, 26-29, 2020.

Training & Seminars

HOT NORTH Workshop. The Telethon Kids Institute and Pilbara Aboriginal Health Planning Forum invite you to HOT NORTH, a FREE two-day professional development event. The event will focus on the latest work being done in the Pilbara, the rest of northern Australia and beyond and emerging issues. June 25-26. 

Sexuality, Relationships and your Rights. SECCA invite you to their Open Day. The event will focus on their newly updated FREE resource that incorporates current laws, as well as social and language changes that have occurred in the 17 years since the first iteration was published. June 6. 

Introduction to monitoring and evaluation workshop. This workshop delivered by AES provides useful insight into the power of evaluation for improving projects and to aid in decision-making. Workshop topics include evaluation processes and approaches, interpreting data and producing findings, stakeholder engagement and trends, key issues and ethics in evaluation. Perth CBD, June 7.

Sexual & Reproductive Health Workshop. SHINE are running a 1-day interactive workshop for doctors early in their career looking for an introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health. This workshop provides increased knowledge and confidence in sexual health including contraceptive pill prescriptions, cervical screening and sexual history taking. South Australia, June 25.

Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships 2019: Supporting schools to deliver effective relationships & sexuality education. Curtin University. This one day symposium will showcase recent developments in school-based relationships and sexuality education. Keynote speakers include Dana Kerford, URSTRONG founder and friendship expert and Maree Crabbe, pornography, sexuality and young people expert. The day is filled with practical and engaging classroom strategies and activities covering a broad range of areas, including disability, protective behaviours, pleasure, LGBTI+ inclusive education and more! July 1, Curtin University. 

Online Health Promotion 12 Week Course: Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions. This flexible 12-week online course will provide individuals with an understanding of the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national settings. The course aims to provide individuals with the skills needed to plan, implement and evaluate a health promotion program. August 12 – November 11, online. 

Relationships and Sexuality Education Project. RSE Project are offering a FREE two-day professional development that will help build your confidence around relationships and sexuality education and give you the skills to plan, implement and assess effective relationships and sexuality education. Technology Park, Perth, Sept 26-27.

Grants & Scholarships

The ASHM Scholarship Program. This scholarship is provided by ASHM and is open to clinicians, nurses and pharmacists wanting to attend the 2019 Joint Australasian Sexual Health and Australasian HIV conferences. Applications close June 7.

The Gilead Australia Fellowship: Research Grants Program. This research grant provided by Gilead Australia aims to support the development, exploration and implementation of best practice in enhancing patient care specific to HIV and chronic viral hepatitis. Applications open June, 11.

HOT NORTH Undergraduate and Honours Research Scholarships. Scholarships available for domestic students undergoing an honours program in Skin Health; Respiratory Health; Antimicrobial Resistance; Chronic Diseases; or Vector Borne and Emerging Diseases at select universities. Applications accepted at any time. 

Sexual Health post-graduate scholarship. The Department of Health is offering two scholarships to assist post-graduate or honours degree students undertake applied research and evaluation of sexual health and/or blood-borne virus related projects commencing in 2020. Applications close October 30.

SHQ Scholarships available for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Doctor and Nurse. In support of the Close the Gap campaign, SHQ is offering scholarships for one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse to attend one of their Certificate Programs for FREE! Applications close 6 weeks prior to the course start date. 

Aurora Internship Program - applications open. The Aurora Project continues to focus on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and graduates via internships as pathways to jobs in Indigenous organisations and other organisations working in the Indigenous sector.